Why Can’t You Change Your Friend’s Mind?
December 8th, 2012
Boy, it’s tough to change minds. Playwright George Bernard Shaw defended Stalin’s mass executions, even when faced with dangling corpses Pretty ironic since Shaw wrote Pygmalion, about a girl who morphs from Cockney flower monger into a duchess (the basis for My Fair Lady).
People who claim to analyze issues without prejudice often just pick the data that justify their pre-existing views. Victoria Buchholz (yes, a relation) explains comfirmation bias in this piece in the Huffington Post. She observes that Broadway theatergoers